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Nuzlocke Light and Conflict in Kalos (Pokemon X Arcaealocke - Idolocke but with Arcaea)

Discussion in 'Other Pokémon Games' started by sanianisa, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. sanianisa

    sanianisa Trying to get into everything

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    Hullo, folks. I recently watched some of ErynCerise's Pokemon Sacred Gold Idolocke which made me wanna try it out. But there's a problem: I haven't ever played School Idol Festival at all despite my budding interest in rhythm games. So I've decided to go for Arcaea instead.

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    And come to think of it, I remember having Pokémon X sitting there in my 3DS emulator (I don't have the real thing, lel). Since I haven't ever tried any Kalos-based games, might as well try that one out too. So there you have it: Pokémon X Arcaealocke. (at least it sounds better than Idolocke - Arcaea edition...)

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    As for the rules, here's what I'll go with:
    #1) If a Pokémon faints, it is considered kicked off the team and must be either released or permanently boxed (I'll do the latter). This is basically the death rule in regular Nuzlocke.

    #2) You may only capture the first female Pokémon you encounter in any new area. I'm keeping this rule from the original Idolocke because most of Arcaea casts are girls. Well, except Chuni Penguin who is a boy and originally from Chunithm.
    • 2a) Gender Clause: Any male or genderless Pokémon that appear in the wild do not count as encounters.
    • 2b) Dupes Clause: No duplicate Pokémon or evolutions/pre-evolutions of duplicate Pokémon may be used. I'm not a big fan of encounter limits, so... no limits.
    • 2c) Gift Clause: Gift Pokémon can be used and you can soft-reset to get a female one.
    • 2d) Legendary Clause: Legendary Pokémon may be caught and used provided they are female and would legitimately be your first encounter for an area. This means I can't use the must-catch Xerneas even if I want to. T_T
    • 2e) Shiny Clause: In case of encountering a shiny Pokémon (which is quite rare in itself), it may be caught and added to your team/waiting list immediately. This is the only way I can use male and genderless Pokémon in this run.
    #3) After completing any catch or receiving any eligible gift Pokémon (other than your starter and shinies whose audition is solely for deciding the team), the new Pokémon must perform an audition in Arcaea. The audition process goes as follows:
    • Pause Pokémon X and open Arcaea.
    • Go to "Music Play" and select a song. I'll just randomize it anyway, though.
    • Play the song with difficulty level matching the Pokéball used earlier:
      • Pokéball and Premier Ball: Past / Easy
      • Great Ball and any other balls: Present / Normal
      • Ultra and Master Balls: Future / Hard
    • At the end of the song, determine the score and completion status. More details in "Arcaea scoring system" section below:
    Whether you can use a Pokémon or not depends on this scoring system:
    • Pure Memory (all perfect) : auto-pass (all difficulties)
    • Full Recall (all combo) : use Track Complete system (in Past) / auto-pass (in Present and Future)
    • Track Complete: generate a number between 1 and 8. Your score determines the catch rate:
      • EX+ : 87.5% catch rate (1-7 pass, 8 fail)
      • EX : 75% catch rate (1-6 pass, 7-8 fail)
      • AA : 62.5% catch rate (1-5 pass, 6-8 fail)
      • A : 50% catch rate (1-4 pass, 5-8 fail)
      • B : 37.5% catch rate (1-3 pass, 4-8 fail)
      • C : 25% catch rate (1-2 pass, 3-8 fail)
      • D : 12.5% catch rate (1 pass, 2-8 fail)
    • Track Lost: auto-fail (in Past and Present) / use Track Complete system (in Future)
    So basically:

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    #4) All Pokémon must have nicknames. In this case, I'll use characters from various rhythm games as my nicknaming theme. Might branch out to something else when I run out of them, though.

    #5) Since all of Arcaea's songs are in either "light side" or "conflict side", all Pokémon are split into two teams: Team of Light and Team of Conflict. Your party's maximum capacity is six: three for Team of Light and three for Team of Conflict.

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    Doubles as a sneak peek of some songs I might play.
    • The team membership is decided by the song played for that particular audition: Team of Light for the "light side" songs (shown by a light blue block below the song's level) and Team of Conflict for the "conflict side" songs (shown by a purple block below the song's level). This is why I'll randomize the songs for auditions.
    • You're allowed to shuffle the members around as long as they don't break the formation.
    • Pokémon may only battle with other members of their assigned team. This means if you're in a battle and you want to switch to another Pokémon, you may not switch out to anyone who is not in your active Pokémon's team. (Exception: switch-training when you only have two Pokémon regardless of their teams)
    • If a Pokémon faints in battle, one of her teammates must switch in and either win the battle or faint alongside her. If you run out of Pokémon in a given team, only then may you switch to a Pokémon in another team.
    #6) As long as you still have usable Pokémon in your PC or the daycare, the challenge is not over, even in the event of a white-out.

    #7) The challenge rules do not take effect until you receive your first Pokeballs.
    That being said, I hope y'all enjoy the wild ride~ :D
     
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  2. Jeydis

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    Oh wow this is complex but really neat! Curious to see how this goes, if possible could you post a link to the songs you end up playing for each mon? Would be cool to hear the theme song for each.
     
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  3. sanianisa

    sanianisa Trying to get into everything

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    @Jeydis no worries! I'll link the mons' song to Youtube videos in the mon lists. None of those videos are mine, though. ;)
    Before I start, lemme warn you about my updates' story versions: I'll go for first person POV and the stories might be quite long depending on my progress. Plus, I'll be using screenshots in both Pokémon X and Arcaea, but don't expect the former's screenshots to be consistent with the time, okay? >:)
    Greetings, folks. This is Rhythmi. I recently moved here to Vaniville Town and it’s my first day going out around Kalos. Should be exciting… weren’t it for that weird dream from last night. I dreamt of this cathedral-like building where I met these two young ladies, one in white and one in black. The lady in black, Tairitsu, told me that some Arcaea shards from their world somehow got leaked to my world of Pokémon and the lady in white, Hikari, practically begged me to gather them all because apparently I’m the only one who can see them.
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    “Arcaea?” I wondered only for Tairitsu to answer it with a nod. Hikari told me that what they call Arcaea are actually memory shards shaped like glass shards. The two then proceeded to call forth those memory shards. Made even more awesome when the shards separate themselves around Hikari and Tairitsu; the light ones going to Hikari and the dark ones going to Tairitsu.
    “These are Arcaea,” Hikari explained. “You can see them around the first female Pokémon you meet in your first visit to an area.”
    “However, Pokémon with different kinds of memories can’t work together. Keep that in mind,” Tairitsu cryptically warned me with such a serious tone. Before I could ask them for more explanations though, my mom's Fletchling rudely woke me up. Seriously, it hurts. :annoyed:

    Anyway, seems like my new friends in Kalos, Calem and Shauna, had been waiting for me to come out. They told me that Professor Sycamore had a request for five kids, including us. Yes, me too, despite being a newcomer here. So the three of us headed off to Aquacorde Town where the other two had been waiting.

    Upon meeting those two kids (well, boys), Calem introduced the big one as Tierno and the little one as Trevor. For whatever reasons, Tierno suggested getting a special nickname for me. He wanted to call me Lady R, Shauna insisted on Li’l R, and Trevor came up with R-kins even though he’s not a big fan of nicknaming someone he just met. As for myself, I’d rather go by R-kins, effectively agreeing with Trevor.

    Things got even more interesting when Tierno took out three Pokeballs containing our Pokémon starters from Professor Sycamore. I got a little bit startled by a huge amount of glass shards flying around them. The thing is, I remember that these glass shards are what those ladies from my dream called Arcaea and seems like none of my new friends can even see them. They were right, I thought. So I took the little fox one with me who turned out to be a Fennekin and noticed that all of those shards began to gather around her. Realizing that the shards surrounding my first Pokémon bud were just like the ones gathered around Hikari in my dream (a.k.a. the light Arcaea), I decided to name this little fella after her. That’s right, my starter is Hikari the Fennekin. ^_^
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    Apparently it wasn’t just Pokémon starters that the professor wanted to give us; he also had Trevor and Tierno deliver this thing called Pokédex and a letter for my mom too. Honestly though, I’m not sure about this Pokédex thingy, but I needed to deliver the letter to mom before venturing any further. However…
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    Shauna wanted to battle with me just when I was going to go back home. She sent out the Chespin she picked earlier, so I might as well have Hikari’s debut right there, right then. It was rather easy as my girl proceeded to throw an Ember or two on Shauna’s Chespin until the latter’s knocked out. I then rushed back home for my delivery and caught up with those two at Route 2. Calem and Shauna, I mean. ;)

    Calem gave us girls some pointers on how to catch our own Pokémon. He even demonstrated it by catching a Bunnelby with the help of his Fletchling. We, together with Tierno and Trevor, then took off to our next destination: Santalune City. I also managed to befriend Tairitsu the Bunnelby (not to be confused with the Tairitsu in my dream), Eto the Fletchling, and Fantasia the Burmy while I’m at it. Out of those three, Tairitsu was the only one coming with the dark Arcaea while the other two had the light ones with them. It means that Tairitsu’s gonna be a lone wolf for quite some time.

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    And here I am, chilling at Santalune City. Might as well take my time before this gym challenge Calem told me earlier… waitamoment, I NEED TO TRAIN!!! *panic attack*
    ...
    Okay, Rhythmi, cool down now. There’s Route 22 where you can do the training, okay?

    Anyway, I happened to bump into this Azurill with dark Arcaea while training the gang at Route 22. Somehow I got to connect with the baby girl (because Azurill is a baby Pokémon) whom I named Shirabe. And there goes Tairitsu’s lone wolf status. Yay~ ^_^

    *fast forward to the first gym battle*
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    Man, here goes the first gym I’ve ever challenged. This one is a bug-type gym led by Viola. I forgot that Fantasia couldn’t even fend herself at that point, so Eto the Fletchling had to fight Viola’s Surskit on her behalf. Eto then proceeded to Peck on the Surskit even with the latter’s Bubbles coming to her. Surskit eventually went down, but not without setting up Water Sport which weakens fire-type’s moves (and by extension, Hikari’s Ember attack). Oh, shoot, I thought, so I had to rely on Eto to deal with Viola’s Vivillon. Vivillon got to trap Eto with Infestation, preventing us from doing a switch. I, no, we both went like, “Screw it!” as my birdie kept Pecking the gym leader’s butterfly. Not without Potions’ help, of course. Eto also landed some critical hits while she’s at it, with one of them even knocking Vivillon out cold. That being done, I got my first badge. Yay~
    • Started the game as a girl named Rhythmi (sounds like a character in Shadows of Almia, but still...)
    • Chose Hikari the Fennekin (with 1 soft reset; also doubles as Aquacorde Town encounter) who immediately joined Team of Light
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    • Got my first Pokeballs after some story fluffs
    • Caught Tairitsu the Bunnelby at Route 2 who joined Team of Conflict (RNG: 7)
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    • Grinded a little bit before entering Santalune Forest
    • Caught Eto the Fletchling at Santalune Forest who joined Team of Light (RNG: 5)
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    • Caught Fantasia the Burmy at Route 3 who joined Team of Light
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    • Caught Shirabe the Azurill at Route 22 who joined Team of Conflict
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    • Grinded for preparations against Viola
    • Battled against Viola and won without any members fainting (MVP: Team of Light)
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    Aquacorde Town: Hikari the Fennekin - Shades of Light in a Transcendent Realm (Past 3)
    Starter (Track Complete - EX+)​

    Route 2: Tairitsu the Bunnelby - Red and Blue (Past 4)
    Passed (Track Complete - EX+, RNG 7)​

    Santalune Forest: Eto the Fletchling - Rise (Past 2)
    Passed (Full Recall - EX+, RNG 5)​

    Route 3: Fantasia the Burmy - Brand new world (Past 2)
    Passed (Pure Memory)​

    Route 22: Shirabe the Azurill - LunarOrbit -believe in the Espebranch road- (Past 4)
    Passed (Pure Memory)​
     
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